Two days of testing at Vallelunga circuit

In order to arrive in the best condition for the first appointment of the season together with Team X-Gear we organized two days of testing at Vallelunga circuit, the same circuit where the first race will be held next May 21.

These two days were also the first opportunity for me to try the track and I must say that the track is really great! A very technical circuit that consists of a very fast first part with turns at over 200km/h and a second one that is narrower and turns where you also need to use first gear, in short there is something for everyone but definitely not for a weak stomach.

On the first day due to rain in the morning we were only able to take advantage of three of the five scheduled rounds where I concentrated as much as possible on figuring out the trajectories and looking for references along the track. Compared to the basic setup developed by the chief technician Marcello, at the end of the third round we realized that it was necessary to intervene both on the final gearing and quite consistently on the suspensions to adapt it not only to the track but also to my riding style.

From Tuesday morning with the changes made and also new tires I was immediately much better, The bike was smoother in the fast section and I felt more support in braking as well as a marked improvement in entering slow corners. For being the first time at the Vallelunga racetrack we brought home an already interesting time trial but more importantly we gathered a lot of useful information to take another good step forward in the race weekend.

Thanks to the team for their work, to the sponsors who allow me all this and to all the people who are always close to me.

Vallelunga, see you in three weeks and we’ll see some great things!

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